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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The Replacements Reunite for Riot Fest 2013 in Chicago, Toronto & Denver

For Immediate Release
June 12, 2013


THE REPLACEMENTS REUNION SLATED FOR RIOT FEST 2013
IN CHICAGO, TORONTO AND DENVER
Full Line-ups Revealed for Toronto August 24-25 and Denver Sept. 21-22 including Iggy & the Stooges, Blink 182, Rancid, Public Enemy, AFI, Flag, Rocket from the Crypt, The Dismemberment Plan, Best Coast and more
Riot Fest Chicago September 13-15

Seminal Minneapolis punk band The Replacements have reunited to play Riot Fest after a 22-year absence from the stage. It all began last fall, when the band got together to pay tribute to and help out former guitarist Slim Dunlap, who suffered a stroke in February of 2012. The great connection in the studio led to the band deciding to return to the stage and have some fun.

According to founding bassist Tommy Stinson, the band never actually broke up. He’s often said that they simply walked off the stage near the end of their now-legendary last show in Grant Park in Chicago on July 4, 1991 and hadn’t gone back yet.

The Replacements join the Chicago line-up featuring Fall Out Boy, Blink 182, Violent Femmes, Motorhead, Rancid, Blondie, Public Enemy, Rocket from the Crypt and a slew of other bands.

On a mission to create a punk rock state fair, this amazing 3-day festival takes place in historic Humboldt Park in Chicago, where a Ferris wheel, tilt-a-whirl, fire eaters, Lucha Libre and other attractions nestle in a gorgeous setting. Lagoons, shade trees and lovely fields yield to a stunning view of the Chicago skyline.

RIOT FEST TRAVELLING EXHIBITION IN TORONTO AUGUST 24-25 at FORT YORK

Riot Fest returns to Toronto for it's second year, with an incredible line-up featuring The Replacements, Iggy & the Stooges, A Day To Remember, Pierce the Veil, Every Time I Die, Rocket from the Crypt, Dinosaur Jr, Best Coast, Mayday Parade, Grade, The Ghost Inside, Structures, Real Friends, The Flatliners and Single Mothers at Fort York in Toronto, located at 100 Garrison Road, M5V 3K9, 416/392-6907.

Canada's Exclaim Magazine praised the inaugeral Riot Fest in 2012, saying "There is no question Riot Fest delivered a day of great punk music...Each band got the spotlight they deserved, giving fans a great show..."
Saturday, August 24th Tickets
Sunday, August 25th Tickets
Weekend (2-Day Ticket)


RIOT FEST SIDESHOW DENVER SEPTEMBER 21-22 at MAY FARMS

Riot Fest arrives in Denver for two days at May Farms in Byers, Colorado, a beautiful working farm that includes space for camping. The line-up is stellar: The Replacements, Blink 182, Iggy and The Stooges, Rancid, AFI, Public Enemy, Brand New, Airborne Toxic Event, AWOLNATION, Guided by Voices, FLAG, Rocket From The Crypt, Bad Religion, Matt & Kim, The Dismemberment Plan, Alkaline Trio, Superchunk, Yo La Tengo, AgainstMe!, Best Coast, Minus the Bear, Naked Raygun, The Stranglers, Stars, Capital Cities, Breathe Carolina, The Dear Hunter, Bosnian Rainbows, This Will Destroy You, Wovenhand, Lydia, Peelander-Z, Touche Amore, Off With Their Heads, Single Mothers, Kitten, Kongos, New Beat Fund and more to be announced. May Farms is located at 64001 US Highway 36, Byers, CO, 80103. The phone is 303/822-5800, visit their website at www.mayfarms.com. Tickets: http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/292435?utm_medium=bks

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